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Ratings: Obama Dips from Previous Press Conference

Wedneday's ratings recap:

8/7 CT
President Obama's press conference drew 16.5 million total viewers across ABC, CBS and NBC — a 13 percent decrease from his previous such prime-time appearance (which aired April 29).  Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, meanwhile, averaged 7.32 mil over its two-hour run, up 370K week-to-week.

TVGuide.com poll: Viewers prefer regular shows to Obama

9/8 CT
America's Got Talent topped the night with an audience of 11.5 million viewers, dipping 330K week-to-week. ABC's Wipeout (6.18 mil), airing an hour later than usual, plunged 22 percent.

10/9 CT
NBC's The Philanthropist (4.74 mil) enjoyed a 400K gain, while ABC's I Survived a Japanese Game Show held steady at 3.84 mil.

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Ratings: Obama Dips from Previous Press Conference

Wedneday's ratings recap:

8/7 CT
President Obama's press conference drew 16.5 million total viewers across ABC, CBS and NBC — a 13 percent decrease from his previous such prime-time appearance (which aired April 29).  Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, meanwhile, averaged 7.32 mil over its two-hour run, up 370K week-to-week.

TVGuide.com poll: Viewers prefer regular shows to Obama

9/8 CT
America's Got Talent topped the night with an audience of 11.5 million viewers, dipping 330K week-to-week. ABC's Wipeout (6.18 mil), airing an hour later than usual, plunged 22 percent.

10/9 CT
NBC's The Philanthropist (4.74 mil) enjoyed a 400K gain, while ABC's I Survived a Japanese Game Show held steady at 3.84 mil.

Crave scoop on your favorite TV shows, from this summer or the upcoming fall season? E-mail senior editors Matt, Mickey and Tim at mega_scoop@tvguide.com and follow TV Guide on Twitter.

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President Obama to Hold Wednesday Prime-Time Press Conference

President Barack Obama will hold a press conference Wednesday night, the White House announced on Twitter.

Among the Big 4 TV networks, ABC, CBS and NBC will all carry the press conference live at 8/7 CT, while Fox is sticking with a regularly scheduled broadcast of So You Think You Can Dance and directing viewers to its coverage on sister networks Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network via an on-screen graphic.

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Fox adopted the same approach for Obama's April 29 prime-time address to the nation, a decision that came in the wake of the Big 4's increasingly loud grumblings that ... read more

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Premise: President Obama fields questions at his second prime-time press conference. Topics expected to be addressed include his $3.6 trillion budget proposal and economic-recovery plan, as well as the AIG bonuses, the Afghanistan War and the G20 summit.

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